Speyside Waterwheel, Tobago

Have you ever visited the giant iron waterwheel that arrived in Tobago from Scotland in the early 1900s? The Speyside Waterwheel provided power for the sugar plantation that existed when the cultivation, reaping and processing of sugar cane was dominant.

A waterwheel, as the name suggests, is a large wheel which converts the power of water into energy, similar to how a windmill harnesses the power of wind. It’s definitely pretty amazing but that’s not all Speyside is known for. The village has some of the best coral reefs, as well as the world’s largest single brain coral colony, so it’s a great place to go diving and the sea between Speyside, Goat Island and Little Tobago is shallow, which is perfect for glass bottom boat adventures.